Introduction to Short Vowels (Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Support)

This six week engaging introduction to short vowels class uses the Orton-Gillingham approach to teach new learners or learners with literacy challenges.
Teacher Lindsey
4 total reviews for this teacher
New class

45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 6 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Jul 25

Jul 25 - Aug 29 (6 weeks)
9pm - 9:45pm

Wed Jul 27

Jul 27 - Aug 31 (6 weeks)
4pm - 4:45pm

Sun Jul 31

Jul 31 - Sep 4 (6 weeks)
10pm - 10:45pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

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Class Experience

Students will learn the first 26 phonograms, identify the first and last sound in a word, segment words with two and three sounds, distinguish between vowels and consonants, learn the short vowel sounds, choose the correct vowel for a word, exchange vowels to make new words, spell words containing short a, i, o, u, and e, learn how to capitalize names, understand what a syllable is, count syllables, and learn phonograms th, sh, and ch.
I have been trained in Orton-Gillingham and have used the Orton-Gillingham, Barton, All About Reading, and All About Spelling methods with struggling and non-struggling learners.
Additional practice is not required but highly encouraged.  Frequent and short practice of skills is extremely beneficial.  An optional Nearpod presentation will be provided in our classroom after each weekly lesson.  This will give learners and opportunity to access extra practice.
*Paper (you may use the provided paper or your own)
*Letter tiles (print from resources provided)
*Tracking sheets for adults (provided)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I highly encourage learners to sign up for my 1:1 pre-assessment one time class.  This will provide baseline data for your learner.  All students enrolled in this course will be assessed at the end of week six.  
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
After each lesson, learners will receive a link to Nearpod for additional practice.  This link can be found in our Outschool classroom.   Uploaded videos to YouTube are embedded within Nearpodand and will NOT direct your learner to YouTube.  
I will be using strategies from Orton-Gillingham based multisensory programs.  These include Orton-Gillingham, Barton, and All about Reading/Spelling.  Optional Nearpod lessons are available for extra practice.  Videos from YouTube are included in Nearpod lessons.  Please see Parental Guidance for more information on this.


Teacher Lindsey
Lives in the United States
Certificated K-8 Teacher
4 total reviews

About Me

Hello!  I am a former 5/6 grade gifted education teacher, non-profit private school founder, and homeschooling mom to two neurodivergent boys.  COVID taught me how to become a flexible teacher and successfully work with students in a virtual... 
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